Nurturing Wellness: The Daily Delight of Apples

The writer’s thoughts in this article are their own and don’t represent what Her Campus thinks. A student from Her Campus at York U wrote this article.

Fall is here again. School has started, leaves are changing colors, and that means it’s apple season.

Pumpkin spice gets a lot of attention in the fall, but I want to celebrate apples. They’re often overlooked even though they have many health benefits.

You might be thinking, “Of course, fresh fruits are good for you.” Or you might remember the story of Snow White and the poisoned apple. But that was about people, not the fruit itself.

You probably know that apples have fiber, which makes you feel full and can help with weight management. But fiber does more than that. It lowers cholesterol, controls blood sugar, helps with sleep apnea, and keeps your bowels healthy. These benefits reduce the risk of high blood pressure, constipation, and type 2 diabetes.

Apples also contain quercetin, which lowers the risk of diseases like asthma, cancer, and heart disease. It even protects your brain from damage and may guard against Alzheimer’s Disease. Quercetin also boosts your immune system, so you’re less likely to get sick.

But there’s more! Some believe that eating apples can make you live longer. This isn’t just because of their health benefits but also due to an antioxidant called fisetin. Fisetin helps stroke patients, prevents various health problems, and even slows down aging.

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